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. >> reaction to the newtown, connecticut, school shootings continued today on capitol hill. from the senate floor, this is 40 minutes. >> mr. president, we appear to be in one of those periods of time where we're walking too often through the valley of the shadow of death. senator bloomen tall and i come to the floor to speak.the tragedy that occurred, the senseless, horrific attacks on innocent people in newtown, connecticut, last friday, but we must also note with extraordinary respect and a sense of love, the depth of our truly beloved colleague, senator dan inouye of hawaii. americas, as senator read and senator durbin made so clear, america has lost a true hero, patriot. this senate has lost a great leader, a leader whose accomplishments have been literally historic, and i think all of us have lost a friend. last evening, senator kaka spoke about how dan inouye's legacy -- i'm paraphrasing here -- was all around hawaii, and all that he had done for the state. the truth is i think that most every state in the country is full of legacies of the service of dan inouye. i know it's true of
and the gentleman from connecticut also wish to speak. mr. president, senators -- their states who have been very hard hit should have the opportunity to speak. i'm going to take my rebuttal of the coburn amendments and just abbreviate them. with the exception of being willing to accept the amendment where you can't get emergency assistance if you are a tax cheater or if you've passed away, with the exception of a funeral benefit i really object to the coburn amendment. my objections have been so well articulated by the gentleman from new york, mr. schumer; by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. menendez, i'm not going to preet them. i'm going to ask unanimous consent that my written rebuttals be in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. mikulski: and in the interest of time, i think we're all agreed the very intent to save money by adding delay and bureaucracy will cost money and will cost time in terms of getting people back on their feet in both their home and in their livelyhoods because remember what we seek here. helping people get their life back and helping get their liv
jersey but also connecticut and not just in this disaster, but also going back to 2011 and the catastrophe the connecticut suffered, three of them in that period of time when you personally contacted me and offered assistance. so i want the people of connecticut to know they have real friend in the senator from louisiana and your leadership has been really tremendous in this area. thank you to senator vitter as well. i want to just briefly say thank you to the president for providing the strong leadership he has in the -- wake of disasterrer in the connecticut. he promptly declared connecticut an emergency area and that permitted the sba to come forward along with fema and i want to thank the folks who came from sba, the people on the ground who have been there for quite some time now. .. >> i think you need to know that the connecticut office has already approved about 7 million in disaster assistance for struggling businesses in connecticut, as well as residents. that figure is significant. there are a large number of requests for funding that are still being processe
bring to this debate personal experience. the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, struck a chord with americans. we have to respond. it is confiscated and hard, but we can get the job done to calibrate legislation that really is effective. love animals and music and those who mourn the lives of their teachers, principal of the school. and we have been ensuring the safety of our schools and neighborhoods and to build future of safety for all americans. with that, i'm very pleased to introduced introduced this inspiration to the nation. >> thank you, leader closely. i want to thank my colleagues. we have been here before. we have been here before. but this time, the time is different. i want to thank you for the coverage that you have given the rest of the country to read the stories that have been going on in newtown, connecticut. all too often we see these mass killings. we mourn for those who have died in the past. yet, all of our lives go on. this time it is different. we all know it. .. abbas has been great before christmas and my son was fighting for his life in icu on chris
for a vigil, we were having for the newtown, connecticut awe awe -- i kept remembering the words even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil for you are with me. i found myself asking in the car, how was it that he was able to walk so confidently through the valley of the shadows of death? i began to speculate, i thought perhaps he could do it because he had been in that valley before. i heard the story of the silver dollar that saved his life, she was shocked and had two silver dollars in his pocket. he had been in the valley of shadows before, walking through, not scurrying, not jogging, not running. with an eke anymorety of temperament he could walk through. i said there has to be more than that. i continued to drive and thought perhaps he was able to walk so confidently in too the valley of the shadows because he knew that there was light in that valley, you can't have shadows without light. i remembered his prayer breakfast speech only a few weeks ago how he talked about his faith roots and i knew that he had illumination in the valley. as the dome of
white gentleman by the name of avid hello, wonderful man from connecticut. the two of us try to entry so-called white waiting room. we were met by a group of young men who beat us the leftist lane in a pool of blood. a local authorities came up and wanted to know whether we wanted to press charges. we said no, we believe in peace and love and nonviolence. that was may 9, 1961. in february on nine, less than a month after president barack obama had been inoculated as president, one of the young men that had attacked us came to my congressional office on capitol hill and said mr. lewis, i'm one of the people that beat you, will you forgive me? i want to apologize. he had been encouraging his father to go and seek out people he had attacked. i said yes, i accept your apology. i forgive you. his son started crying, he started crying, i started crying. he gave me a hug. i hugged him back. since then i've seen this documentary of their times. he calls a brother and i call him brother. that's what the movement was all about. but this book is about reconciliation. it is one people, one family, o
now just as a after the tragedy in connecticut, it cost money to get the facilities hard end. to get the personnel that are needed. ambassador stevens was -- a whole in our hearts. i'm going it get to my questions . and and i guess i'm going to ask it straight out. do you plan in the next budget to ask the funding level that are necessary for protecting all of our facilities? the answer is yes, i'm aware, as we are in the constraint which we are -- all of our programs including -- everything we do at the state department, as the secretary clinton is articulated many times. it's less than 1% of the federal budget. >> so my . >> my question is are you going to submit to us a plan and the money ask that you believe you need after sliewb -- absolutely paying attention to fiscal con train. we not asking for bells and whris les. will it be that you truly believe you need. i hope so. you can't count on us to know the needs. >> there's no question that we will be doing so. as you know, secretary clinton asked us to come to congress and amendment the 2013 budget request to do this three thin
happening again. >> and mr. fugate. >> yes, i think we show that in new jersey, new york, connecticut, other areas where we have used a flood insurance map programs to illustrate risk and homes were elevated, many of them had minimal damage and were able to be reoccupied when the power game back. homes that weren't built elevated were oftentimes heavily damaged or destroyed that's not going to be the answer in dense populated areas like lower masht. as we have seen with new orleans sometimes system-wide mitigation may be a more effective strategy than structure by structure. i caution about going underground. if i seem to remember everything in manhattan was underground including the hospital entire imaging room and emergency room that was flooded by salt water. where does it make sense to talk about it on a homeowner's basis and where does it talk about we have look at hardining or mitigating a part of the a community that piece by piece -- the overall impact. i think secretary donovan and other federal agencies we work with the local and the state and with the science community. as the cha
voters in new jersey, new york, connecticut, massachusetts are among the most liberal democratic voters there are. they voted for obama 80, 90%. they were with the most vocal democratic constituency of host to the war in iraq in 2003. they are just -- they are a very distinctive part of our political landscape. they are not krin to change. latino democrats and california it's just really hard to see where you get to republicans that hope to get more than 25 or 30% of that big chunk. in the rio grande from the in texas and in chicago in its suburbs. i think in cuba of the new dynamic has started opening travel to cuba has totally changed the game for the way the cubans think about it. so if you are talking about large chunks of this electorate that are solidly democratic and there's a solid base for so it has been and will continue to be about eight fairly small margin in the key places. >> i will duties as quickly as i can. i am still wondering what happened in november 2012. it's been a a two word answer to your question, joe biden which is a segue over to your question before my son r
and reactions to the shooting in connecticut. followed by a discussion about how safe the defense industry is at a brief court bequest ration. talking about across the board cuts. we have several guests. leader advice preparing 2012 federal taxes and new taxes taking effect in 2013. "washington journal." with your calls and tweets and e-mails live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> tomorrow night, watch the farewell speech by senator dick lugar from indiana, and lynn woolsey of california. we will also show you a senate dinner for senator lugar and a tribute to the u.s. house to outgoing california members of congress. ..
the harris county district attorney's office and judicial system in harris connecticut tell me that no other officer on the force, probably, under the circumstances where you encounter people in a home would actually have cited them and taken them to jail. but he was the one, and so in a sense, the gay civil rights movement was lucky in getting him to arrive first he was the closest to that department that night and arrived first and therefore the one and trusted the decision making authority. if it had been any other officer, the case might not have happened. he was interesting in himself. there were plenty of people willing to talk to me including the judge who was the first judge who had jurisdiction over the case. and the officer himself i asked him at one point during the interview have you ever been subject to a complaint from a citizens for any reason? ofover the course of your duties. he laughed and i said, why are you laughing? and he said, well, i have the largest complaint file in the entire harris county sheriff office. so then i started to ask him, well, can you tell me about so
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